172 episodes

Kristen Burgess from Natural Birth and Baby Care.com brings you straight talk, useful tips, and practical steps for your pregnancy, childbirth experience, and for bringing up baby. Discover how you can have a great pregnancy, safe birth, and a healthy baby... and how to enjoy life along the way. Although Kristen confesses she's not a doctor and doesn't have a fancy degree in child psychology, she's the mother of 7 (with 1 on the way), and manages to have a great time having babies and helping them grow. Pregnancy, childbirth, baby care, attachment parenting, practical parenting, cloth diapering, elimination communication, baby sleep, good nutrition, and everything that works (and some of what doesn't work) to help you better understand how to bring up a smart, healthy baby... and really enjoy doing it.

Birth, Baby, and Life Kristen Burgess: Crazy About Everything Pregnancy, Childbirth, and Baby

    • Kids & Family
    • 4.6 • 223 Ratings

Kristen Burgess from Natural Birth and Baby Care.com brings you straight talk, useful tips, and practical steps for your pregnancy, childbirth experience, and for bringing up baby. Discover how you can have a great pregnancy, safe birth, and a healthy baby... and how to enjoy life along the way. Although Kristen confesses she's not a doctor and doesn't have a fancy degree in child psychology, she's the mother of 7 (with 1 on the way), and manages to have a great time having babies and helping them grow. Pregnancy, childbirth, baby care, attachment parenting, practical parenting, cloth diapering, elimination communication, baby sleep, good nutrition, and everything that works (and some of what doesn't work) to help you better understand how to bring up a smart, healthy baby... and really enjoy doing it.

    BBL 173: Pregnancy Body Changes Nobody Tells You About

    BBL 173: Pregnancy Body Changes Nobody Tells You About

    There are a lot of weird pregnancy changes nobody talks to you about! Everyone expects to get a bigger belly and maybe have their ankles swell, but on today’s episode I’ll dig into some of the changes that happen in your mouth, to your eyes, and even down there where people are embarrassed to talk […]

    • 37 min
    BBL 172: The Best Birth Positions to Catch Your Own Baby

    BBL 172: The Best Birth Positions to Catch Your Own Baby

    Have you ever considered catching your own baby? While it may sound impossible, it’s one of the most awesome feelings a mama can experience - I have caught my last five babies and treasure those timeless moments. Listen in to today’s episode as I describe why you should catch your own baby - and how […]

    • 33 min
    BBL 171: Write the Perfect Natural Birth Plan

    BBL 171: Write the Perfect Natural Birth Plan

    It’s almost time for your baby’s birthday and you’re hoping for a great natural birth. You know a birth plan is important - but writing one is confusing! What should you include? What should you leave off? Should it have pictures, icons, bells and whistles? Listen in to today’s episode where I share my best […]

    • 23 min
    BBL 170: What To Do When You Keep Yelling at Your Kids

    BBL 170: What To Do When You Keep Yelling at Your Kids

    Every mom wants to be a perfect mom - but every mom makes mistakes. Sometimes you get overwhelmed, burned out, and find yourself yelling at your kids. You feel like the world’s worst mom… but I promise you’re not. Listen to today’s episode for perspective - and practical tips to help you get back on […]

    • 49 min
    BBL 169: What To Do When Labor Throws the Unexpected

    BBL 169: What To Do When Labor Throws the Unexpected

    It’s great to feel confident that natural birth works… but what do you do when labor throws the unexpected at you? This episode focuses on practical steps, skills, and options when something comes up before or during your labor and delivery. You’ll feel calmer, more confident, and more prepared for whatever your baby’s birthday brings! […]

    • 32 min
    BBL 168: Pregnancy and Birth Are a Forgotten Rite of Passage

    BBL 168: Pregnancy and Birth Are a Forgotten Rite of Passage

    Pregnancy and birth are a beautiful, forgotten rite of passage. While there are many profound times in a woman’s life, pregnancy and birth offer an incredible opportunity for growth. I talk about why this time is so unique and how you can step into the power and vulnerability it brings to find a new, stronger […]

    • 32 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
223 Ratings

223 Ratings

mama to 6 and doula ,

Ty!!

This has been my absolute favorite birth podcast for the past 7years. I am a mom of 6 and doula myself and always learning from Kristen. Ty so much for continuing to educate us all!!!

tu95m ,

Doesn’t offer solutions

Titles podcast how to xyz but then after you waste 30 minutes of your life listening to nothing about discussing the problem, the solution is, “tune into my master class”. I’ve now listened to multiple episodes now where the actual solution isn’t addressed.

lshane13 ,

Mediocre

I found Kristen’s solo episodes to be somewhat rambling and lacking in useful information. Her language is heteronormative and not inclusive of LGBTQ couples. I was looking forward to her episode on the Partner’s role in childbirth, and found it very disappointing and filled with stereotypes. I think there are much better podcasts about pregnancy and childbirth out there that are more worth your time!

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